Rainbow Books for Kids with Editable Library Checklist

Rainbow Books Editable Library Checklist

Print out our book checklist and get to the library to grab some fun RAINBOW books for your kids! Want to add more books to your list? Just edit the PDF and print it out after you add in the other books you want to grab!  You can choose to print the visual book list, or the checklist – both are included in the PDF download!

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The visual list is a great one to print and involve your child! Have your child circle books he/she would like to get from the library, or print it and use it to record {using a sticker or dot paint} which books you have read together! If you’d like to make your own visual book list, there’s a video tutorial here!

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Rainbow books for Kids

A rainbow theme in spring is wonderful for Tot School, Preschool, Kindergarten and beyond!  Investigating rainbows is great for learning colors or diving deep into a weather unit!

More RAINBOW fun…

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Download your free RAINBOW BOOK CHECKLIST here!

Rainbow Books Editable Book Checklist

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Books & Printables – Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks Books and Printables

During Black History Month I am sharing several posts highlighting different people and events along with book ideas and printables to help you bring Black History alive with your children. Although February is Black History Month, Black History is actually just HISTORY and can be taught at any time of the year! There is SO much to learn, one month a year would never be enough!

I originally was going to publish a post entitled “Black History Picture Books for Kids” and as I got deep into my research I realized that post would be WAY to long considering all I wanted to include! So, I decided to break it down into smaller posts.

Our next post features Rosa Parks books and printables.

Books

Click to see all of our featured Rosa Parks. books here on Amazon.

Click here to see a Google Doc with all of the books, featuring in BOLD the books that are written by Black authors.

Click here to download a printable to take with you to the library or to file away so you can remember the books. You can also use this printable as a way to record books your children read. I love visual reading lists!

Rosa Parks Books for Kids Library Checklist

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Printables

I like to let the books lead the teaching and let our discussions stem from the books we read. I don’t use many printables with my kids, we mostly spend our time reading and talking. I do, however, LOVE these free coloring pages from Classroom Doodles!

Rosa Parks Coloring

Why Do We Celebrate Black History Month?

Download this freebie from Read Like a Rockstar to learn more yourself and share with your kids.

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If you’d like to dig deeper, check out this unit study for younger kids, or this one for older kids:

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See other posts in this series:

Black History Do You Know Black History Timeline Printables

Martin Luther King Jr. Books and Printables



Books and Printables – Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Books and Printables

During Black History Month I will be sharing several posts highlighting different people and events along with book ideas and printables to help you bring Black History alive with your children. Although February is Black History Month, Black History is actually just HISTORY and can be taught at any time of the year! There is SO much to learn, one month a year would never be enough!

I originally was going to publish a post entitled “Black History Picture Books for Kids” and as I got deep into my research I realized that post would be WAY to long considering all I wanted to include! So, I decided to break it down into smaller posts.

Our first post features Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. books and printables. It is easy to get overwhelmed with all of the options out there, so I am sharing a few resources to get you going! TONS of books, because, NEVER too many books!


Books

Click to see all of our featured Martin Luther King Jr. books here on Amazon.

Click here to see a Google Doc with all of the books, featuring in BOLD the books that are written by Black authors.

Click here to download a printable to take with you to the library or to file away so you can remember the books.

Martin Luther King Jr. Books for Kids Library Checklist

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Printables

I like to let the books lead the teaching and let our discussions stem from the books we read. I don’t use many printables with my kids, we mostly spend our time reading and talking. I do, however, LOVE these free coloring pages from Doodle Art Alley!

MLK Coloring Pages


Why Do We Celebrate Black History Month?

Download this freebie from Read Like a Rockstar to learn more yourself and share with your kids.

Why Do We Celebrate Black History Month

I follow some wonderful mommas on Instagram and have learned so much. The message below is something we all need to remember, especially us white folks. This message/image is from @Black_World_Scholars, go follow her on Instagram, and see her blog here!

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If you are looking for books to read as an adult to learn more, here are a few I suggest. I recently finished The New Jim Crow and am currently in the middle of Stamped From the Beginning. The others {and more} are on my to-read list.

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My Year in Books ~ 2019

2019 Year in Books

2019 was the first year I actually recorded every book I read. I wish I had done this all along! Since I recorded everything, I can easily share my favorites with you as well as ALL 50 of the books I read! You’ll notice I like to read a lot of middle grade fiction, partly to preview books for my kids and partly because I enjoy it!

I added all of the books I read in 2019 to an Amazon Shop here so you could browse easily.Books I Read in 2019 Amazon

I am a distracted reader so if a book isn’t going to get at least 3 stars from me I normally stop reading it. This is why you’ll notice a majority of my ratings are 4 and 5 stars. I simply stop if it isn’t good. I don’t have time for books that bore me. A few of the 3 star books were difficult for me to get through, but if I make it halfway I will push through!

My Favorites

It was hard to narrow my favorites down but I wanted to highlight my five favorite books. Honestly most of my 5 star books could be in the top 5, but I did my best to choose five!

My Top 5 Books of 2019

  1. Running For My Life
  2. Before We Were Yours
  3. A Long Walk to Water
  4. The Night Diary
  5. Calling Me Home

My Other 5 Star Books

  1. Finding Gobi
  2. Bud Not Buddy
  3. Beyond the Bright Sea
  4. The Length of a String
  5. Esperanza Rising
  6. I Love You Michael Collins
  7. Race the Night
  8. Chains
  9. Stella By Starlight
  10. The Lions of Little Rock
  11. The Mighty Miss Malone
  12. Sylvia & Aki
  13. Unbroken
  14. Sugar

Books I Read Aloud With My Kids

Most of these are books I read to my daughter, who is 10 and in 5th grade – see her reading list here. She is an avid reader and reads tons on her own and we always have a book that we read together. I let her choose and we often have different opinions at the end of the book. She loves fantasy and I prefer realistic fiction, which is probably why!

I have a book I read aloud to both of my younger kids {5th and 8th grade currently} and it takes us longer to get through these since getting them together is difficult due to my son’s gymnastics schedule.

Books I Read Aloud To My Kids 2019

  1. A Long Walk to Water {read to both kids}
  2. Endling
  3. The Wild Robot Escapes
  4. Harry Potter #1
  5. Granted
  6. Wonderland
  7. Sing Down the Moon
  8. Still Reading – The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind {reading to both kids}
  9. Still Reading – Harry Potter # 2

ALL of the Books I Read in 2019

You can browse my ratings for each book I read in 2019 on goodreads here. You will see 3, 4, and 5 star ratings because I stop reading if it won’t get at least a 3!

Year in Books 2019 goodreads

Looking Ahead

You can follow along with my 2020 reading challenge here. I like to load up book ideas in goodreads so I always know what to read next. I use Libby to read books for free through my library and also check books out from the library. I prefer reading on my Kindle so if it’s on Libby I will choose to read the digital copy! See what is on my reading list here and see what I am currently reading here!



Thanksgiving Books for Kids with Editable Checklists

Thanksgiving Books Editable Library Checklist

November is the month we celebrate Thanksgiving in the USA. Many people have different traditions and histories surrounding this holiday. I have gathered a few different categories of books so you can focus on what your family enjoys! There’s a turkey book list, a list about books focused on thankfulness, books for tots, books featuring favorite characters, and more. Choose the books you will enjoy with your family! All of the lists can be downloaded at the bottom of this post in one PDF file!

Print out our book checklists and get to the library to grab some fun THANKSGIVING books for your kids! Want to add more books to your list? Just edit the PDF and print it out after you add in the other books you want to grab! 

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Click on each graphic to see specific book categories:

Books about THANKFULNESS for Kids   Thanksgiving Books Featuring Characters

Thanksgiving Books for Babies and Tots   Turkey Books for Kids

More THANKSGIVING fun…

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Download your free THANKSGIVING BOOK CHECKLISTS here!

Thanksgiving Books Editable Book Checklist

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